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Featured in this photo is my “Primary (Part 1)” painting on VIDA’s Sleeveless Top.
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Yesterday. . .
I was only supposed to be cleaning/organizing my drawer and probably the rest of my room when I found a piece of fabric I had cut off when I was upcycling some old “home shorts”.
I took out one of my old Barbie dolls and wrapped the fabric onto her the way I always did when I was a kid.
Yeah, I guess I missed dabbling into fashion. . . but I can never call myself a fashion designer because I do not have any formal training. It was sort of tackled a little back in college but it was more like a preview, for me. It wasn’t enough. I have to learn how to make clothes if I want to really do it. (That, I do not have money for, yet.)
But at least I have one client: Barbie!
Barbie was unhappy with her wardrobe and she wanted to wear something different. I gave her two options, since the fabric I found is a bit versatile.
I thought of this design years ago, I had sketched it roughly back then.
I was thinking of how to make a woman’s hips fuller. I was thinking of my mother’s hips –which I think is so narrow. heehee.
I used gold, brown, and white poster paint on cream-colored watercolor paper.
*clarification: this is a one-piece dress. not two piece (the colors faded when I scanned it. *facepalm*). It just so happens that I did not color the skin part, and the trunk part of the dress was supposed to be cream in color.